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Students in Ms. Caruso's 4th grade class in Potsdam pose wearing Adirondack attire
Students in Ms. Caruso's 4th grade class in Potsdam pose wearing Adirondack attire

Chris Shaw goes back to school

Singer/songwriter Chris Shaw returned to a Potsdam elementary school this month for another songwriting program. This was the 19th year that he's worked with young people on writing prose, verse and historical research. Shaw and 4th graders at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School spent last week studying North Country history, storytelling and folk music. The end result was two original songs and a concert for parents and friends. Todd Moe spoke with troubadour Chris Shaw about working with the Potsdam youngsters.  Go to full article

Preview: Larry Ham?s Carousel

Pianist Larry Ham grew up in Millbrook, a small town near Poughkeepsie. Piano lessons as a child led to a love of music, specifically jazz. He graduated from the Crane School of Music, and since 1985 has worked as a composer and arranger in New York City. He works with some of the top names in jazz and is gaining recognition as a band leader. He's performed at jazz festivals and concerts across the globe, including Washington D.C., Ottawa, Finland, Japan and West Africa. Todd Moe spoke with Larry Ham about his career and new CD, Carousel which includes seven of his original compositions.  Go to full article

One whopper of a fish story

Michele Whalen pulled a 10-pound Northern Pike out of the St. Lawrence River in front of her house. Next day it was the main ingredient for her prize-winning chowder in the Morristown Chili/Chowder Cook Off.  Go to full article

Tainted pet food allegedly kills cats

The deaths of several dogs and cats have led to a recall of pet food made at an Ontario plant. The food, which looks like chunks of beef in gravy, is made by Menu Foods but...  Go to full article
Saints defenseman Kerri Wallace (PHOTO:  Nancie Battaglia, courtesy SLU)

Plattsburgh women cap champ season, St. Lawrence Saints fall short

This weekend was the best of times and the worst of times for North Country hockey fans. The Plattsburgh State women's Cardinals won the Division 3 NCAA tournament on their...  Go to full article
Kevin Irwin

About Kevin Irwin

Kevin Irwin is a busy North Country musician. He's a full time student at the Crane School of Music, a member of the local band, Northbound, a busy solo performer and still...  Go to full article
SLU forward Sabrina Harbec (Source:  SLU)

Frozen Four hockey: St. Lawrence women face rematch with top-ranked Wisconsin

The St. Lawrence University women's hockey team will get a second chance tonight against the number-one ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Last year, the Badgers edged the Saints in...  Go to full article
The icebreaker <i>Martha L. Black</i>

River advocates outline "safe" icebreaking

The Canadian Coast Guard's icebreaker, the Martha L. Black, will start clearing the shipping channel in the St. Lawrence River on Monday. The breaker will begin at...  Go to full article
Actors Brooke Cartus and Robert McDougal in <i>Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead</i>

Preview: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

The SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance will present four performances of the comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. The performances...  Go to full article

Panel Discussion: Iraq?where to from here?

As the the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq approaches, a community forum was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton to explore a question on the minds...  Go to full article

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